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NM task force eyes anti-gang plan as problems grow

May 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of community activists, social workers, tribal officials and police officers came together Thursday on the Isleta Pueblo to develop a plan aimed at attacking New Mexico’s growing gang problem — a serious problem state officials say is under the radar to most New Mexico residents. Organized by the New...

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Ex-NM police union president charged in assault

May 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former president of the Albuquerque police union faces felony charges after authorities said Thursday that he beat his wife. Joey Sigala was charged with aggravated burglary and false imprisonment, according to a criminal...

June trial ordered for troubled NM DWI case

May 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Arriba County man accused of crossing into oncoming traffic and hitting and killing a motorcyclist head-on in Chimayo will go to trial this summer. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/LoZ7sv) that a state district...

400 fake credit cards seized at NM-Mexico border

May 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Two Mexican nationals have been arrested at the Santa Teresa port of entry after U.S. border officials said they tried to smuggle more than 400 counterfeit credit cards and gift cards into the U.S. U.S. Customs and Border...

NM man recovering after being shot by father

May 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington man is recovering in the hospital after allegedly being shot by his father over a swamp cooler. The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/LXiQ5n) reports Thursday that 31-year-old Joshua Branch is listed in fair condition at San...

Heinrich introduces password protection bill

May 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Congressman Martin Heinrich is pushing legislation that would prohibit employers from forcing current or prospective employees to share passwords to their private accounts on sites like Facebook. The Password Protection...

Grid project to locate headquarters in NM

May 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Developers of a $1.5 billion effort to link the United States’ three major electricity grids have decided to locate their headquarters and an associated electricity trading floor in New Mexico. The Tres Amigas Superstation hub...

Cancer patient joins NM ‘right-to-die’ law fight

May 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe woman with advanced uterine cancer said Wednesday that she is joining two doctors in their challenge against a decades-old New Mexico law that prohibits physicians from helping terminally ill patients die. Aja Riggs, 48,...

NM coach accused in a sexual exploitation case

May 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested a public school basketball coach in Las Cruces on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child. Las Cruces police announced Wednesday that 32-year-old Erik B. Khan is accused of 15 felony counts....

Las Cruces toddler killed by family dog is ID’d

May 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a baby girl who was fatally mauled by her family’s dog in Las Cruces. Las Cruces police say the child’s grandmother appears to have been accidentally shot by a neighbor who was trying...